The Heir War
The Kinsman Chronicles 1.2
by Jill Williamson
With Prince Wilek still searching Armania for a murderer, his brother Prince Trevn finds himself pulled deeper into the dangerous politics of who will be Heir. Trevn, though, is far more interested in his studies with a local priest and the attentions of a young honor maiden.
The book that he has been copying during his lessons is not the book that teaches of the god of the soil. Instead, it teaches of a one true God. If accurate, then it means there is no soil god to satiate. There is nothing they can do to save their world, and all of King Echad's sacrifices have been futile.
Intrigue and danger abound...
The epic battle between sons continues and the fate of countries hangs in the balance... Jill Williamson has penned a story with all of the necessary elements for an epic fantasy: a small band of disparate characters on a desperate quest, an angry magic-wielding woman, a prophet, cataclysmic natural disasters...
When I read part 1 I wasn't really sure I liked the characters but in The Heir War I really started to warm up to Sar Trevn, Mielle, and even Sir Kalenek. And of course, some of the new characters like Onika and Grayson.
This Book received a 3.5 Bark rating.
I also started to see some Biblical parallels in The Heir War: people doing what is right in their own eyes and following false gods, a prophesied savior, and end-of-the-world events that only few recognize.
If you enjoy epic fantasy with magic and the battle between good and evil you really should check out Jill Williamson's newest book, of which The Heir War is part 2.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Heir War by Jill Williamson a 3.5 Bark rating.